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    HOW WILL YOU
    CELEBRATE

    The Akron-Summit County Public Library invites you to celebrate Black History Month with these free programs across our branch locations.

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    DISCOVER
    BLACK HISTORY

    The Library has vast resources about Black History Month and the role of African Americans in U.S. History. Celebrate this rich history with these materials.

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    HERE'S LOOKING
    AT YOU, KID

    The Fortunato Film School presents Casablanca on Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 pm in the Main Library Auditorium. Join Akron native Joe Fortunato for a post-screening discussion.

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    EXERCISE &
    HEALTH

    Start the year fresh with new health & exercise goals. From yoga to Tai Chi and meditation, let the library help with these upcoming programs.

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NEW & NOTABLE

Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

New & Notable

DATABASES

Research? We have you covered! Select any of our web-based reference databases for all of your research needs.

Databases by Subject or Databases A-Z

DIGITAL MEDIA

Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

Digital Media

Library News

New Akron Library Mobile App
Article Published: December 26, 2018
Take the Library with you anywhere you go with the updated Akron Library mobile app Akron-Summit County Public Library is... Read More...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture
Article Published: January 02, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2 pm in Main Library Auditorium   Read More...
Fortunato Film School Presents It’s A Wonderful Life
Article Published: November 26, 2018
The Fortunato Film School Presents It’s A Wonderful Life on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 pm in the Main Library... Read More...

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Locations & Hours


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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326
330.643.9000

Monday: 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Drive-Up Window closes ten minutes before the building closes for the day

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Science for Children and Teens

Ellet Branch Library
Use Play dough to learn the basics of electrical circuits
Monday, March 12 from 4-5 pm. Ages 5-12

Green Branch Library
Teens, get in touch with your inner mad Scientist
Saturday, March 3 at 11 am

Main Library
After School STEAM programs for grades K-6
Wednesdays March 7, 14, 21, 28 from 4-5 pm

Maple Valley Branch Library
Teens, learn about science with tech kits, learn about the Akron Zoo and use marshmallow peeps in science
Tuesdays March 6, 13, and 27 at 3:30 pm

Norton Branch Library
Teens join us for science topics
Tuesday, March 20 at 4 pm